Dhaka, Bangladesh
ACC interrogates United Group chair, directors

ACC interrogates United Group chair, directors

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is quizzing the chairman and three directors of United Group in regard to Panama Papers leak here on Monday morning, reports UNB. S M MAkhter Hamid Bhuiya, deputy director of ACC started to interrogate Chairman of the United Group Hasan Mahmud Raza and three directors - Khandkar Mainul Ahasan, Akhtar Mahmud and Ahmed Ismail Hossain, around 10am, said ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar. ACC summoned for interrogation seven individuals whose names have been appeared in the leaks of Panama Papers and Paradise Papers on July 8. On the other hand, Ericson Johan Andres Wilson of WMV Limited, Mahtabur Rahman of Selcon Shipping Company and FarhanYakubur Rahman of Intridip Group will have to face the ACC on July 17 for the allegation of money laundering whose names have been appeared in Paradise Papers. Earlier, chairman of ACC Iqbal Mahmood on June 20 ordered all ACC officials to complete enquiries by June 30 against individuals or entities whose names have been appeared in the leaks of Panama Papers and Paradise Papers. Names of many Bangladeshis have been appeared in Panama, Paradise and other leaks on the murky world of illicit offshore finance. BSS adds: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday conducted a drive at the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) after receiving an allegation that physicians were compelled to pay bribe for getting their certificates. "We have sent a team of ACC to the BMDC after taking the allegation of physicians into cognizance. The drive will help to improve the situation ACC From page 16 col 8 of the BMDC the days to come," said Director General (admin) of ACC Mohammad Munir Chowdhury. He also warned of taking actions by conducting 'trap cases' if bribery continues at the BMDC. An enforcement team of the ACC made the sudden visit to the BMDC office at Bijoynagar in the capital this afternoon after receiving an allegation on its hotline '106'. During the drive, they found systematic fault in distributing certificates among the physicians which encourages unscrupulous officials of the BMDC to take bribe to this end. The team members later met registrar and deputy registrar of the BMDC and informed them of the matter and requested them to take effective measures to stop irregularities in the organisation. Anti-graft leaflets and stickers relating to ACC hotline have been distributed among the physicians to create awareness among them.

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